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Dirt on My Shirt

3.73 of 5 stars 3.73  ·  rating details  ·  320 ratings  ·  98 reviews
In this hilarious collection of poems, comedian Jeff Foxworthy creates a neighborhood filled with fun, family, friends, and more. Here you'll meet Cousin Lizzy, Uncle Ed and Aunt Foo Foo, cows with horns that don't go beep, dads in sweaters, also sheep. From the thrill of flying to the imaginary planet Woosocket to bonding with a friend over a shared hatred of spinach, the ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published February 26th 2008 by HarperCollins
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(NS) - Heather Hayman
I have to admit that when I picked up this book, I thought that I would not be impressed by a comedian who can write poetry. Well, I was shocked as I kept my eyes glued to each page. This book is fantastic and is bound to crack anyone up. Comedian Jeff Foxworthy creates an entire neighborhood filled with fun, friends, and more. The brief poems that can be read by primary age children cover familiar topics, such as bubble baths and balloons on the escape. The fun illustrations simply add to the c ...more
Dirt on My Shirt is a primary book that is for readers five to eight years old. It is a book of poetry. The book has a varied selection of poetry for children to enjoy. The poetry deals with family and some other things in life that interest children. I gave the book 4 stars because I feel that is would be a very enjoyable book for children to read. It is an easy read for children. The book is a level 2 reading book which means that the book has engaging stories, longer sentences and language pl ...more
Deanna Vaughn
This is a collection of poetry by Jeff Foxworthy and illustrated by Steve Bjorkman. This is a very cute and funny collection of poetry for children to enjoy. There are poems about fun things kids do, nature, and friends, cousins, uncles, aunts, and grandma of course. I didn't realize that Jeff Foxworthy has written over twenty books, and honestly didn't expect this one to be very good. However I was very surprised by his witty poetry. I think children would really enjoy reading this and relating ...more
Jessica Davis
The book "Dirt on My Shirt" by Jeff Foxworthy is a Poetry book intended for ages 4-8.

This book is a poetry book filled with various types of poems, rhyming, short, repetitive, etc. All the poems relate to children either by friendships, family ad childhood imagination. I gave this book 4 stars because it is colorful, the illustrations were great, and had funny poems that related to children's everyday life. I feel this book would definitely be appealing to young children because of the colorful
"In his bestselling picture book Dirt on My Shirt, Jeff Foxworthy warmed the hearts of kids both big and little. Now, in this I Can Read edition, poems have been hand selected for beginning readers to enjoy. From meeting Auntie Brooke and Uncle Keith to searching for tadpoles and snakes, young readers will love discovering Jeff's vibrant neighborhood all for themselves.

Filled to the brim with hilarious poems and beautiful art, this book is the perfect addition to any I Can Read library!" Amazon
Great for poetry reading in the class! Catchy poems for seasons and children ages 4-9. Great simple illustrations to go along with each poem make it a great read aloud for a classroom!
Shannon Stinnette
I thought this book was a fun poetry book. The collection of poems range from poems about family, friends, summer days, a lost hat and even a staring contest. Mr. Foxworthy has taken simple events from childhood and used an array of sensory language to evoke emotion and meaning. I feel children will find the collections humorous and meaningful. Most of the poems are very short, often only 4 lines and each contain rhymes. There are two poems that would be useful in the classroom to teach onomatop ...more
Betsie Johnson
Dirt on My Shirt is a great collection of poems by Jeff Foxworthy, and illustrated by Steve Bjorkman. There are short poems, rhyming poems, repetitive poems, and story poems. There is not one specific theme, which is why I liked it. There are poems about the outdoors, animals, family, and friends. The illustrations go really well with the poems. One of my favorite poems in the book is called "Spare Hair":
"Salamander sitting there
Salamander has no hair
His friend the bear has hair to spare
Heather Brownlee
I was surprised to see Jeff Foxworthy writing a poetry book for children. I was intrigued and glad I decided to read it. A hilarious book of poems that have random story-lines. The poems go all over and seem like the random thoughts of a child, but they are fun and short. I enjoyed the poem Making Friends, it was very sweet and still a bit silly. The story of two friends who like to make stuff.
Romanaus Elangwe
Jeff Foxworthy (Born in 1958 in California and still lives in California)

Jeff and the illustrator, Steve Bjorkman are humorous people. The pictures and paintings on the cover and each page of the book make stories.

POEM: True Love

Cows have horns that don't go deep
Dads have sweaters, so do sheep
Turtles have tails that they can't see
I have you and you have me.
I usually cringe when I read children's books written by celebrities (everyone thinks they can write a book...) and they sell not because they are necessarily good, but because the celebrity wrote the book. However, I really liked this book. It has that red neck Jeff Foxworthy flair, but it shows some real skill and intelligence to write these poems. The cadence and tempo of each poem are isn't all Jeff is fat, Jeff sat, Jeff is a cat. There is a lot more depth and interests in th ...more
This is a great book full of short, fun, and easy poetry for young children. This would be a great introductory poetry book for an early childhood classroom. The poems in this book could be used for children to practice their reading aloud.
Lindsey Dowler
This collection of poems is very cute. It is very kid centered. The poems are short, to the point and have a simple illustration to match! The rhyme and rhythm is also great and could help students with their fluency!
Paige Smith
A fun book for kids, this collection of poems shows the world from a child's perspective. It inspires readers to join in the imagination and self-expression included in the book.
Tanira Freeman
This book was such a surprise! Lovely pictures, clever rhymes and lovable characters. Our favorite poem was "Uncle Ed and Aunt Foo Foo" it was so funny!
Catharine Keeffe
Another book of poetry which I love! If kids see that there are fun poems out there, they may be more inclined to write their own in the future!
May 21, 2008 Caryn rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Children learning about poetry
Shelves: picture-books

I really enjoyed his poems! Some were really short, and others longer, but they were all good. I loved the artwork, which surprisingly wasn't mainly country/western, and neither were the themes of most of his poetry.

I enjoyed the child-like simplicity of the topics of his poems, and it brings you back to remembrances of your childhood and how you used to be!

Children who are learning to write poetry or even just learning to LIKE it would benefit from this book, because it is an easy read and ver
Connor Bartlett
This book can be used to introduce students to poems. It is a very funny book that can be used for elementary students.
Reading Level: 1st - 4th grade
This is a collection of fun poems by Jeff Foxworthy. Some of the poems are about common things related to kids such as getting dirty, losing your hat, and "are we there yet?" My favorite was Lost Hat. There are also some about kids and animals and/or pets, friends, nature, and extended family. My other favorites were "Noises" and "In the Night." The illustrations for each poem are a great added bonus and just as fun as the poems themselves. This is one that kids are
Kyra Boettcher
I thought the book was ok. It had words that didn't make sense. It was a rhyming book.
From friends to family this book covers a wide range of people and even a frog. With 32 pages of poems Jeff Foxworthy makes you laugh while reading a book of poems just as much as he does when you listen to him on the radio. Where do balloons go? What happened to a tadpole? Why is it so much fun to play in leaves and mud. All of these questions are asked and answered in the book.

Although I can't think of a lesson that you could teach with the book I can tell you that for just pure enjoyment chi
Mar 01, 2012 Crys rated it 5 of 5 stars
Shelves: school
This is a book of short rhyming poems. Each poem is a page in the book for a total of 16. I was skeptical about this book since Jeff Foxworthy is a comedian. Each poem was short and to the point. I even giggled reading them to my childrenn. This is a stage 2 primary appropriate reading book. Each page looks as if they are watercolored and colorful with contrast to make realistic images along with a textured look. I would read this book over again to enjoy a good giggle. The grandma poem being my ...more
Jennifer Foreman
This is a good kids book to introduce them to poems. This is because the poems are about what the kids can relate to (I.e kids getting dirt on their shirt). The poems also stay short and to the point which I think is a good thing for an introduction to poems book. It will keep their interest.
genre - nonfiction - poetry

reading level - 1st and 2nd grade

topics and themes - funny collection of poems

curricula use - guided reading and independent, would also use as read aloud for K

social - use to enjoy funny rhymes

literary elements - imagery, rhymes

text and pictures - the pictures are directly connected to the text

summary - This book is a good book of several poems. Most of the poems look similar, there are a few that have more than 1 stanza. This would be a good book to use for introduc
Jiali Yu
A great book read by a classmate.
*I'm reading a couple of these poems to the kids every night while they're getting their pjs on. The poems are sweet and gentle and they frequently make us chuckle.

*Now that I've finished reading "Dirt on My Shirt" I've found that some of the poetry is uneven. (I don't think that "Benny" and "skinny" rhyme). Sometimes the meter is a little off. Still, there are some cute poems. Here's an example...

"My Uncle Moe has a big mustache
It's bushy as can be
When he stands up straight and tall
He looks ju
Feb 02, 2014 Relyn rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: teachers, parents, kids
Recommended to Relyn by: spotted at the library
hilarious with great illustrations
Some of the poems in this little collection are great, as are the illustrations. A few of them, though, are just not up to that level of quality. Some are hilarious, while others are just clunky doggerel. When you compare these to Silverstein or Prelutsky, they don't measure up. Also, the message in a few of the poems may not be quite what he intended. For instance, one poem on friendship says that friends can be all shapes and sizes, but have to have the same opinions. Huh?
Cute, funny, short and sweet.
Melanie, Aaron, Annie, and Mary Project
Read by: Mary
Title: Dirt on My Shirt
Author: Jeff Foxworthy
Illustrated by: Steve Bjorkman
Genre: Poetry
Grade Level: PreK-2
Grade Level Equivalent:2.3
Guided Reading: M

Dirt on My Shirt is a fun filled poetry book that can either be read as a read aloud or independently by older children. The book has short poems on every page, sometimes two to a page. The pictures are visually stimulating that every child would like.
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American comedian, mostly known for his "you might be a redneck if" jokes.

Currently he is the presenter of the game show "Are you smarter than a 5th grader"
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